On Monday, Illz posted a series of messages on his Instagram stories that suggested he and the “Let It Bang” rapper were no longer on amicable terms.
“They’ve been calling me ‘The Golden Child’ for years now and it’s not for no reason….. I been him,” Illz wrote. “Damn right I ain’t no yes man but you n****s don’t respect that shit. Y’all rather have a n***a who’s not even halfway on my level around just cause he’s a yes man and do whatever you want at the snap of your fingers.”
He added, “Ferg aint ASAP NO MORE. Sorry guys. That n***a burnt out, songs dumb trash. Mr anthem can’t get right.”
Illz also included a text exchange between himself and Ferg that seemed to show Ferg asking Illz to call him.
“Call me, stop playing with me, I don’t even play with you,” Ferg said to which Illz replied, “You played yourself. Fuck off my line.”
While fans were initially unsure of the legitimacy of Illz’s claims, fellow ASAP Mob member ASAP Bari confirmed that Ferg was no longer affiliated with the rap collective, saying in the comments of a post made on No Jumper’s Instagram.
“He said what he said. @asvpxillz started ASAP if it wasn’t him it wouldn’t have been no ASAP Mob so [Hail] ASAP Illz.”
ASAP Mob was founded in 2006 by the late ASAP Yams, who recruited ASAP Bari, ASAP Kham and ASAP Illz for the crew, who would later be joined by ASAP Rocky and ASAP Ferg along with several other rappers who also took on the ASAP moniker.
Meanwhile, ASAP Ferg has been busy working on his own projects, with the Harlem-based rapper teaming up with Australian hip-hop collective ONEFOUR for their track “Say It Again” in May.